• On the system

    On the system

    The Ghanaian government is digitalising its health facilities.

    A pilot initiated last year in the country’s Central Region has seen 28 hospitals to date converting to paperless data-capturing via an electronic documentation system, according to a Ghana Web report. Minister of Health Kwaku Agyeman Manu says his department is developing a national digital centre, which will capture patient data and replace the folders used at health centres with electronic medical records.

    The pilot is set to extend throughout the country over the next two to three years.

    ‘We are taking computers across the entire operations of all our facilities in the country,’ says Agyeman Manu. ‘We are doing the teaching hospitals in the first phase and we’ll continue with the regional hospitals and the district hospitals.’

    28 May 2019
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